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HomeVideoNewton Minnow's concern for children transformed TV. Here's what he'd still change

Newton Minnow’s concern for children transformed TV. Here’s what he’d still change


60 years ago this Sunday — on May 9, 1961 — then Head of the FCC, Newton Minow, gave his first major speech, declaring U.S. television programming a “vast wasteland,” because he saw the missed opportunities of what TV could offer. The phrase helped lead to the genesis of PBS. Minow joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the legacy of that speech.

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